Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City was founded on 27 January 1995 by government decree 16/CP on the merging of prestigious universities in Ho Chi Minh City.
On February 12th, 2001, Prime Minister Phan Van Khai signed a Decision no. 15/2001/QĐ-TTg on the reorganization of this university system. According to the decision, Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City shall have specific internal organization, to be a pioneer in education and science, to contribute significantly to the country’s economic and scientific development.
At present, Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City consists of six member universities, one member school, one member institute and various affiliated institutes and organizations.